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Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
October 1, 1863


Official Records
Series 1, Volume 29, Part 1
203-04

Report of Lieut. Elijah V. White, Thirty-fifth Virginia Cavalry Battalion, including skirmish (1st) near Harper’s Ferry.

October 2, 1863.

GENERAL: I have the honor to report that I surprised the enemy’s camp at Lewinsville last night. My force numbered 50 men; his one company of cavalry and a small company of infantry. Killed 4, and captured 20 prisoners and 64 horses.

I sent at same time Lieutenant Dowdell, Company C, with 50 men, on scout in the direction of Harper’s Ferry. Encountered Captain Means, with 75 men, about 5 miles from that place. Charged and drove him to the ferry; wounded 3, and captured 5 prisoners and 8 horses.

Captain Myers informs me that he sent you the information you desire. I think there is no doubt about three corps having been sent from Meade’s army to Rosecrans. The river is again very strongly picketed.

Very respectfully, &c.,

E. V. WHITE,
Lieutenant-Colonel.

Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart.


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